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Praise for Winning Fights: Author Doug Merlino

"In 'Winning Fights', Dr. Phillip Stephens organizes wisdom both ancient and modern into a set of practical principles for approaching and prevailing in a fight, whether in or out of the ring."  Doug Merlino, author of Beast:  Blood, Struggle & Dreams at the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts



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Advanced Praise for Winning Fights: Stephen K. Hayes

Black Belt of of Fame & author of 22 books - American Ninja Stephen K. Hayes

"Dr. Phillip Stephens has penned an amazing book covering the strategic implications of martial arts." - American Ninja Stephen K. Hayes

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Advanced Praise for Winning Fights: Dale "Sunshine" Frye

Dale "Sunshine" Frye (Far Right) next to the author & other officials with the NC Boxing Authority

"It's cool to see in print the principles you lived by for so many years!"  Dale "Sunshine" Frye - Former United States Lightweight Kickboxing Champion - Two time World Kickboxing Champion - Movie & TV Stuntman

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Winning Fights Characters

UFC World Champion Amanda Nunes (Left) with Wininng Fights Author & Commissioner, NC Boxing Commission Phillip Stephens.

Thanks to UFC World Champion Amanda Nunes for her winning drive that landed her a spot in my book, "Winning Fights",  just released by the publisher this week.  Amanda beat Ronda Rousey for the World Championship.  She is a great athelete & a kind individual.


We met in Charlotte just before my book release where she met my sons.  I've never seen her complain about the constant flow of fans surrounding her each time she attends an event.  She's a great example of a winning athelete with great internal drive.

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Advanced Praise for Winning Fights: Doug Marcaida

Doug Marcaida - Marcaida Kali & The History Channel's Forged in Fire, judge

"Dr. Stephens's book outlines some key concepts that would serve as a good base of educating onself to the path of not just becoming a warrior but a warrior of wisdom."  - Doug Marcaida, Judge - The History Channel's Forged in Fire.

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Advanced Praise for Winning Fights: Stuntman Jeff Jensen

Jeff Jensen - Hollywood Stuntman's Hall of Fame

"I've had a lot of fights in my life, and quite a few of them were with men that are world renowned - Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundrgren, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Hulk Hogan to name a few - and I'd like to state for the record, here and now, that I have never won a single fight.


I am a Hollywood Stuntman...


I've never been able to explain to people the mental-toughness side of my job until I read Dr. Phillip Stephens's book, Winning Fights."


-Jeff Jensen, member Stuntman's Association of Motion Pictures, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, The Actor's Studio: Writer/Director Unit, Hollywood Stuntman's Hall of Fame.


See Jensen's Complete Review in the Review Section of: Winning Fights: 12 Proven Principles for Winning on the Street, in the Ring, at Life.

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Release Date April 1st

New Release April 1st!

Research on this work was finally completed last year after reviewing the literature from 2,000 years ago to present day. Then the interviews began. Marines, Special Forces operators just returning from combat, Police Officers, Martial Artists, MMA competitors and more provided input.

Years of work to condense the accepted principles for prevailing in conflict were complete and are now available. Kirkus Reviews even said the work was in the tradition of Sun Tzu.

So this is it - The Modern Day Sun Tzu.

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